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Dr. Ravi Garg  - Ophthalmologist, New Delhi

Dr. Ravi Garg

MBBS, MD

Ophthalmologist, New Delhi

42 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Ravi Garg MBBS, MD Ophthalmologist, New Delhi
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Dr. Ravi Garg is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Rohini East, Delhi. He has been a successful Ophthalmologist for the last 41 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD. You can visit him at Garg Eye Centre in Rohini East, Delhi. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Garg on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Haryana Medicall College - 1975
MD - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 1980
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Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)

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What kind of over-the-counter allergy medicine helps upper puffy cheeks or" malar mounds"

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What kind of over-the-counter allergy medicine helps upper puffy cheeks or" malar mounds"
Hello 1. Avoid the allergan meaning avoid that substance which caused puffy cheeks 2. You can use cetrizine tablet at night 3. If it does not help please consult local physician.
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All About Cataract Surgery

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, FRCS
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
All About Cataract Surgery

A cataract is defined as a clouding of lens in the eye where your vision gets blurred. A cataract affects the eyes, when light that passes through the lens prevents a clearly formed image from reaching your retina. The disease is very common and usually, develops as your eyes age or due to any injury caused to the tissues that cover your eye's lens.

Types of cataracts:

  1. Senile Cataract: This is the commonest of all. It is age-related clouding of the lens. It can affect the near or distance vision and can also cause glare and change in glasses power.
  2. Secondary Cataract: It can be developed after surgery for other eye problems like glaucoma and other health conditions such as diabetes.
  3. Traumatic Cataract: It can develop many years later after an injury caused to your eye.
  4. Congenital Cataract: As the term explains, the disease may be inborn or some children might develop it at a later stage which often affects both eyes. 
  5. Radiation Cataract: It can form after you are exposed to some form of radiation.

A cataract surgery involves the extraction or cleaning of the cloudy lens, which is then replaced by a clear artificial lens.

Why does it happen? 

There are lenses that lies behind our iris and pupil which act much like a camera lens. It helps concentrate light onto the retina at the back of our eye to form a sharply defined image. Besides, the lens also helps our eyes to adjust focus and allows us to see things clearly both far away and up close. The lens is composed of protein and water where the protein is arranged in a manner to keep the lens clear thereby letting light pass through it. 

However, as we grow old, some of the protein starts to become thick and cloud a small lens area. This is known as a cataract. With the passage of time, it may inflate and cover more of the lens, making it difficult for us to see.

Besides, there are other causes of cataract such as smoking, addiction of alcohol, prolonged sunlight exposure, to name a few. 

When should you opt for a cataract surgery?

Believe it or not, but till date no eye drop or medication has proven to reverse or prevent the formation of a cataract. If a cataract is affecting your nearsightedness or alteration in your prescription, then new prescription eyeglasses may help to better your blurred vision. However, the only treatment for a cataract is the surgical removal of your natural lens. And, most eye doctors recommend this surgery only when the problem becomes severe and starts hampering your day-to-day activities, such as studying or driving at night.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click 'Consult'.

Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision.

Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is very common and is generally a safe procedure.

How a cataract affects your vision

Cataract surgery is performed to treat cataracts. Cataracts can cause blurry vision and increase the glare from lights. If a cataract makes it difficult for you to carry out your normal activities, your doctor may suggest cataract surgery.

When a cataract interferes with the treatment of another eye problem, cataract surgery may be recommended. For example, doctors may recommend cataract surgery if a cataract makes it difficult for your eye doctor to examine the back of your eye to monitor or treat other eye problems such as age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

In most cases, waiting to have cataract surgery won't harm your eye, so you have time to consider your options. If your vision is still quite good, you may not need cataract surgery for many years, if ever.

When considering cataract surgery, keep these questions in mind:

  1. Can you see to safely do your job and to drive?
  2. Do you have problems reading or watching television?
  3. Is it difficult to cook, shop, do hardwork, climb stairs or take medications?
  4. Do vision problems affect your level of independence?
  5. Do bright lights make it more difficult to see?

Risks

Complications after cataract surgery are uncommon, and most can be treated successfully.

Cataract surgery risks include:

  1. Inflammation
  2. Infection
  3. Bleeding
  4. Swelling
  5. Drooping eyelid
  6. Dislocation of artificial lens
  7. Retinal detachment
  8. Glaucoma
  9. Secondary cataract

Loss of vision

Your risk of complications is greater if you have another eye disease or a serious medical condition. Occasionally, cataract surgery fails to improve vision because of underlying eye damage from other conditions, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. If possible, it may be beneficial to evaluate and treat other eye problems before making the decision to have cataract surgery.

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These days I am feeling a pain in my eyes and in my head and there is a redness on my face also please tell me what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
These days I am feeling a pain in my eyes and in my head and there is a redness on my face also please tell me what c...
Hello, first of all get your eyes tested by an eye specialist. Use cmd2 eye drop, 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Take aconite 200 ch, 5 drops once daily for 7 days.
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I have Site from 9 years, and my site is -3.5 for both eyes, I want to use Lenses for the eyes, can I wear temporary lenses with out any prescription? Or can I want to visit doctor? Are temporary lenses useful? Or are there any permanent solution to remove spots.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have Site from 9 years, and my site is -3.5 for both eyes, I want to use Lenses for the eyes, can I wear temporary ...
Glasses, contact lenses and surgery are the only three options for good vision if you having spectacle power. If you not comfortable with contact lens, you can plan lasik surgery after a proper prelasik checkup.
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I have to work 8-10 hours in front of computer. I have been suffering from irritation and itching in my right eye for last 7 days. Problem is more severe after midnight. My itchy eye looks reddish. I have dust allergies too. What anti-allergic eye drop should I use that can reduce strain on my eyes and stop the itchiness?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have to work 8-10 hours in front of computer. I have been suffering from irritation and itching in my right eye for...
Hello Prolonged working on laptop/TV/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop
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When I woke up morning I found some dirty things at the corners of my eyes daily. It that a serious issue .what I need to do for that suggest something.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
When I woke up morning I found some dirty things at the corners of my eyes daily. It that a serious issue .what I nee...
Could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. You need to visit eye specialist to differentiate between the two as the treatment is different. Also get your eyes checked for any glass power.
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I have severe headache for past 2 days. I took analgesics, but no help. I am working in IT company and have to sit in front of computer all day. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have severe headache for past 2 days. I took analgesics, but no help. I am working in IT company and have to sit in...
Prolonged working on laptop/tv/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop.
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My eyes are remains always red when I got up to sleep my eyes are more red please tell me what can I do for my eyes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes are remains always red when I got up to sleep my eyes are more red please tell me what can I do for my eyes.
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to:---------------- •Eye dryness------------- •Too much sun exposure----------- •Dust or other particles in the eye----------- •Allergies--------- •Infection------------ •Injury----------- Homoeopathic medicine------------------- EUPHRASIA 30 (Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly---------------- CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS (SBL) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily--------------------- Report after 5 days----------------------
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Sir I am having irritation in my eyes. I am fed up of it. Tell me ways to cure it. Please help me in getting rid of it.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir I am having irritation in my eyes. I am fed up of it. Tell me ways to cure it. Please help me in getting rid of it.
Irritation can be commonly due to allergy or infection or dryness, you need to visit nearby eye surgeon to check that. Also get your glass power checked
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Im office worker many time I have headache and also pain in eyes so. Tell. Me what the symptoms of jeeka virus and malaria virus Here water is also not good.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Im office worker many time I have headache and also pain in eyes so. Tell. Me what the symptoms of jeeka virus and ma...
Zika is primarily spread by the female Aedes aegypti mosquito which is active mostly in the daytime. The mosquitos must feed on blood in order to lay eggs Common symptoms of infection with the virus include mild headaches, maculopapular rash, fever, malaise, conjunctivitis, and joint pains. Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease spread by mosquitoes and caused by a parasite. The illness presents with flu-like symptoms that include high fever and chills.
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My mother is 40 year old she have sugar problem and. Recently in ultrasonic she. Have tumor.in uterus doctor said we have to do uterus removal operation for that but in normal sugar . So my question is can. Operation be done using insulin or we have go through laser treatment where d treatment is good for this in varanasi.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My mother is 40 year old she have sugar problem and. Recently in ultrasonic she. Have tumor.in uterus doctor said we ...
Uterus can be removed with sugar control with insulin. Laser is new technic, nin invasive, no surgery is done, less complication, sugar need to be controlled in this procedure, you can try laser as she is only 40 yrs.
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My question is related to eyes how we can improve the eye sight for far distance patient?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My question is related to eyes how we can improve the eye sight for far distance patient?
Hello do the following exercises for eyes to strengthen the eye muscles:- warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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Hello. My right eye vision is blurry or say i can't see at all from my right eye.We had shown to Doctors of VMMC and AIIMS but they say that there is no treatment for this and it can not be cured.VMMC doctor's just did LASER and said this is just to prevent this from further increasing but it is not possible that i will ever able to see from my right eye as well.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
By your history i feel that in the right eye you have high power and less/no power in the left eye. Hence you have a condition called amblyopia. Amblyopia responds to therapy only when treatment is started before 10-15 years of age. So now it is too late to do anything now. Sorry
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Is it safe to make an eye drop of honey and water and using it once or twice a day for better and attractive eyes? Is it safe for my eyes and vision? Will it be able to Change or lighten my eye color?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Is it safe to make an eye drop of honey and water and using it once or twice a day for better and attractive eyes? Is...
Hello a. honey and water will have no effect on attractiveness of eyes b. we dont recommend using these eyedrops in eyes c. it cannot change the colour of eyes
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I am 23 and I have my eyesight of -2.75. Is there possible to get back to normal sight by having natural foods, doing eye exercises.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 23 and I have my eyesight of -2.75. Is there possible to get back to normal sight by having natural foods, doing...
Hello, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Include the following for getting better vision: vitamins a, c, e, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. Dha is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for strengthening eye muscles: -begin by partially closing your eyes; the lids should only be halfway shut. After holding for 10-15 seconds, close your eyes very slowly. Take a few deep breaths to increase oxygen in the blood. -warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. -hold a pen at arm's length. Focus your gaze on the tip of the pen. Bring the pen closer to your nose at a slow and steady pace. Repeat this exercise 5-10 times. -concentrate your vision on the tip of your nose. Then shift your gaze to an object further away, either at arm's length or 20 feet away. Then shift your eyes back to the tip of your nose. Repeat this exercise 10 times. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Begin by look to the left-most position (without moving your head) and hold to stretch your eye muscles. Hold for 5 counts. Blink and return your gaze back to look straight in front of you. Then look to the right-most position with your gaze and hold for 5 counts. Repeat 3 times, blinking between each hold. Then, repeat this exercise looking up and then down. Do not forget about blinking. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Look up and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look up to and to your left for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your left for 5 seconds. -one helpful way to do this is to imagine that you are looking at the number 12 on a clock. Then, follow the numbers around the clock with your eyes. Repeat going the other way around the clock. -massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the midpoint of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. -take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing first and then reducing the power of your eyes (if the eye power is less). Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have a problem in my eyes whenever I goes to light from dark at the front of my eye some bright like feeling comes at the moment What problem may consist.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
I have a problem in my eyes whenever I goes to light from dark at the front of my eye some bright like feeling comes ...
After image happens due to weakness of the retinal cells in responding to light. Ayurveda therapies and medications would help improve this condition by strengthening your eyes gradually.
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My right eye was paining from 6 days back and I do not take medicine what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My right eye was paining from 6 days back and I do not take medicine what should I do?
There are many reasons of pain in eyes and few important ones are 1.Lack of sleep 2.Hypertension or Hypotension 3.Frequent upper resp.Tract infections like Sneezing,Sinusitis 4.Weak eye sight,conjunctivitis,Allergy 5.Overuse of eyes while studying,watching TV,Computers,Mobiles. So identify the cause of your Eye pain and treatment and management can be given accordingly. You can use following Homoeopathic eyedrops for general Eye pain CINERARIA EUPHRASIA EYE DROPS
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I have severe swelling on my eyes. In the morning I get myself unable to see for long time What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have severe swelling on my eyes. In the morning I get myself unable to see for long time
What should I do?
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist
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I found a patient having periorbital swelling with mild fever and her ecg was normal her age is about 35years bp os normal, what conditions may you prognosis it is.

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I found a patient having periorbital swelling with mild fever and her ecg was normal her age is about 35years bp os n...
These tow conditions you are mentioning are mostly looking relevant to acute complaints like any injury related, meningitis, any allergies, sting bites, hives, urticarea etc, or in chronic, 7 major vital organ's damage like nephrotic syndrome, fluid retentions in case of liver damage, excessive alcohol intake, any cardiac complaints. Related tests& itsintensity, chronicity, episodes, & other associated symptoms all together will help to diagnose well.
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I have my eyes red or more then 5 days. It has been a Cont problem and I don't know the procedure of t. So please tell me the sol. Both eyes in day time mostly.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have my eyes red or more then 5 days. It has been a Cont problem and I don't know the procedure of t. So please tel...
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to: • Eye dryness • Too much sun exposure • Dust or other particles in the eye • Allergies • Infection • Injury Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching, discharge, pain, or vision problems. These may be due to: • Blepharitis: Swelling along the edge of the eyelid. • Conjunctivitis: Swelling or infection of the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva). This is often referred to as "pink eye." • Corneal ulcers: Sores on the cornea most often caused by a serious bacterial or viral infection. • Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The cause is most often not known. It may be related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. The type of uveitis that causes the worst red eye is called iritis, in which only the iris is inflamed. Other potential causes of eye redness include: • Colds or allergies . • Acute glaucoma: A sudden increase in eye pressure that is extremely painful and causes serious visual problems. This is a medical emergency. The more common form of glaucoma is chronic and gradual. • Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses. Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise, the red spot will go away within a week or two. So my suggetion for you is to visit an eyee sspecialit in peron or local examination and he will guide you regarding your redness of eyes.
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